Sonya Lennon has over thirty years’ experience as a creative director, designer, broadcaster, entrepreneur and strategic consultant and speaker. A multi award winning Social Entrepreneur, Sonya founded global not for profit initiative Dress for Success in Ireland in 2011 which has successfully supported over 3,000 women into employment and economic independence.
Sonya has campaigned at a European level for gender equality in the workplace by addressing the Gender Pay & Opportunity Gap. Since 2016, Sonya has led the highly publicised #WorkEqual campaign in Ireland, spearheading public awareness, highlighting legacy and cultural issues which prevent workplace equality, and driving forward solutions to address them. Sonya has presented to the Irish Government on this issue multiple times.
Sonya organised the #WorkEqual Conference which culminated in a post conference report titled Practical Steps to Workplace Equality, co-authored with Professor Michelle Millar NUIG. This document has been submitted to government as a framework to accelerate positive change.
Sonya is solution focussed, iterative and innovative but always grounded by a value in human relationships and understanding how to maximise the potential of business and people. Sonya lives her life and work with a profound sense of curiosity and joy matched with an infectious laugh and a razor sharp wit.